If you haven’t been to the Dallas Arboretum in a while you have to plan a trip to see the new Chihuly at the Dallas Arboretum exhibit.
To understand all the buzz, you just have to look at some of these photos by the Dallas Arboretum. It's really amazing to think this is all made of glass. That's right glass!
Artist Dale Chihuly is known for creating free-standing sculptures. Chihuly's lifelong affinity for glasshouses has grown into a series of exhibitions within botanical settings –including the exhibit at the Dallas Arboretum. His exhibitions have been seen in seven countries and enjoyed by more than 10 million visitors.
Here's some history on Chihuly. His Garden Cycle began in 2001 at Garfield Park Conservatory in Chicago. Chihuly also exhibited at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, near London, in 2005, and at nearly a dozen sites in the United States through 2010. Meanwhile, he has continued to have major indoor exhibitions at venues including the de Young Museum in San Francisco, 2008, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 2011. The Dallas exhibit will be Chihuly's twelfth outdoor garden exhibition and is expected to attract several hundred thousand visitors.
Chihuly is an amazing influence around the world. He has been awarded ten honorary doctoral degrees, a Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Grant, a Fulbright Fellowship, and two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships.
If you want to see this incredible exhibit at the Dallas Arboretum, it runs through November 5th. And if you can, visit the exhibit at night. CHIHULY Nights is from 6 “ 10 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings. See the exhibit during the evening hours when it's illuminated with special effects lighting. Don't miss it!
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